Citizens pay the price when campaign cash thwarts issues

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It’s almost that time of year again when we begin reading about the candidates’ campaign funds. It seems to me that people should be more interested in the candidates’ history rather than their bank accounts.

Of course, you need money to run a campaign and all the advertising to get your name out there. However, a major concern should involve what the candidates feel about various issues, such as the economy, jobs, health care, taxes, etc. These are all issues that impact our daily lives and determine the standard of living that people should be able to enjoy.

Candidates should be honest and share their opinions about what may and may not be working in the federal government and how they feel it should change. We should be more aware of what individuals and special interest groups are donating because they probably expect a return of special favors, and we’ll all end up paying the price.

One last item is whether you’ve ever contacted your elected official for any type of assistance and if you got a timely response back, because this should also be an important part of the job. You are voting them into office so make them accountable.

ANN STANTON
Baden


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